We were thrilled to host our annual Day of Giving event on Thursday, June 9 – a beautiful yet windy day at Verrill Farm. Nearly 100 Community Chest Board Members, recipient organizations, business supporters, donors, and community members attended the event where we had the pleasure of awarding 32 grants totaling $588,612 to 26 organizations that serve Concord and Carlisle residents.
In addition to grants to local nonprofit organizations (listed below), the Community Chest impacts our community through targeted funding opportunities such as:
Our Campership Fund, which is helping 14 children attend camp with nearly $4,300 in campership support this summer;
The When-In-Need Fund which distributed more than $11,800 in support for emergency needs such as COVID related expenses, rent, medical costs, car repairs, and utility bills this year;
And the Cornerstone Initiative which awarded a scholarship to a graduating CCHS student (more below) and special grants for Innovative projects.
We were also honored to celebrate our business donors at this event including longtime supporter Cambridge Savings Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Suzanne & Company, Enterprise Bank, and Cambridge Trust.
It was a lovely celebration of all of the hard work and wonderful support that happens in our towns.
Click here to view descriptions of the following organizations and programs supported with Community Chest funding this year.